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Cybersecurity 101: How to protect against hack attacks is topic at Feb. 26 WIN-Madison meeting

February 26, 2013 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Making cyberspace more secure from potentially crippling attacks is a rising concern for businesses of all sizes as well as government. Hear from two Wisconsin experts on how they are working to make cyberspace a safer place for you and your business at the Tuesday, Feb. 26 meeting of the WIN-Madison chapter.

The luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Madison’s John Nolen Drive. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for WIN members, $35 for non-members and included with WIN corporate memberships.  Register at www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com/events

Panelists will include Miron Livny, senior researcher and lead of the HTCondor high-throughput computing system project at UW-Madison, and Josh Bressers, founder and head of Red Hat Product Security Team. Tom Still of the Tech Council will moderate.

Livny, a professor of computer science since 1983, specializes in distributed computing at UW-Madison. Livny, known for his work on the HTCondor system, also serves as a principal investigator and facility coordinator for the Open Science Grid project, chief technology officer of Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, and director of Core Computing Technology at the Morgridge Institute for Research.

Bressers is the founder and head of the Red Hat Product Security Team. Red Hat is responsible for working with product groups to incorporate software assurance practices into their development. Bressers was previously a Senior Software Engineer in the Red Hat Security Response Team and has more than 10 years of experience working on security issues with the open source community.

This event is sponsored by the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations and the Wisconsin Security Research Consortium.

WIN is the membership arm of the Tech Council, the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and the Legislature. It has chapters in Milwaukee, Madison, Northeast Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin, the Lake Superior region and Western Wisconsin. To join WIN, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call Molly Lahr at 608-442-7557.


February 26, 2013
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Molly Lahr


Sheraton Hotel
706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, 53713 United States
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